Maruti Suzuki Swift is a superstar for the Indian carmaker though it has gone under the knife once for a mild cosmetic upgrade. Next year, the Swift hatchback is all geared up to carry a more aggressive and bolder stance than the current generation.
The Renault Kaptur has been unveiled for the Russian market. It is based on the smaller Captur crossover sold in the European markets but has been designed keeping in mind the needs of the Russian car market.
News is just in on Datsun’s all-new hatchback for India. The brand, in fact, has announced that they will unveil their next offering on April 14. The vehicle is based on the Redi-Go and will compete in the hotly contested entry-level small care segment.
The Tesla Model 3 has just been shown and for once, it is genuinely a crucial model for the progress of electric vehicles as we see it. After all, the Model 3 is Tesla’s next step towards their 'secret master plan' to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy. Positioned below the Model S, this new addition will be sold in a number of markets (including India) outside of the US where it’s made.
This would come as good news to those looking forward to the Honda BR-V. Ahead of its India launch later this year, the BR-V has been put through a series of crash tests by ASEAN NCAP in Japan. Known for its stringent testing procedure, the safety programme has just awarded a 5-star safety rating to the BR-V.
A recall has been issued for 3877 units of the diesel manual Volkswagen Ventos. The German automaker, in a statement, has said that the vehicles were being recalled due to inconsistent carbon monoxide emissions. They were observed to be sometimes exceeding the threshold limits during the Conformity of Production (COP) tests done by the ARAI.
Renault has said that it is working on mass market electric cars that will be focussed and developed for markets like India and China. Addressing the media during the 2016 New York Auto Show, Carlos Ghosn, Chairman of the Renault-Nissan alliance, said that with tighter emission looming in the future, electric cars were the logical way forward.
The Supreme Court of India has extended the ban on the sale of large capacity (read 2000cc and above), diesel cars in Delhi till the end of April. The three-judge bench led by the Chief Justice of India, TS Thakur, said that it would lift the ban only if carmakers agree to a one-time environment cess.
Hyundai Motors will soon achieve a new milestone, with 20 years of successful presence in India. To mark this special occasion, the company will launch the special edition Xcent in April and the Grand i10 in May this year.
Nissan will soon introduce more cars based on the Datsun Redi-Go CMF-A (Common Module family) platform. An update in this regard was revealed by Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the Renault-Nissan alliance at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
The Skoda Yeti has been in existence for over six years now and despite getting a midlife update, this compact crossover is feeling its age now. Fortunately, Skoda is preparing a replacement with more space, a new engine range and a more traditional crossover look.
Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Renault-Nissan alliance, has confirmed that the Renault Kwid’s platform (CMF-A) will spawn a compact sedan as well as a crossover. He made this announcement during a media interaction at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
A new Maruti Suzuki product demanding a lengthy waiting period is a familiar affair, but the same cannot be said for the brand’s crossover range. Following the disappointing sales of the old Vitara and the relatively new S-Cross, Maruti now seems to be striking back with the recently launched Vitara Brezza.
German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz has pulled out the S500 variant from the S-Class line up in India. However, customers who loved the V8, can still opt for the Maybach S500 variant that cost an additional Rs 10-15 lakh over the regular model. This week, Mercedes also launched the S400 at Rs 1.28 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Renault Kaptur was officially unveiled at an event in Moscow recently. The five-seater crossover will go on sale in Russia in the coming months and we can expect it to be launched in India in the second half of next year.
The Delhi’s budget for 2016-2017 which has provided for a major push for public transport and given an impetus to electric and hybrid vehicles has been welcomed by the SIAM. It was presented on March 29 ahead of the new financial year set to begin on April 1.